1. Trayvon Martin Case

    Zimmerman: No ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing

    SANFORD, FL - APRIL 30:  George Zimmerman, defendant in the killing of Trayvon Martin, is sworn in as a witness in Seminole circuit court April 30, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Lawyers on both sides of the Trayvon Martin murder trial are jockeying for position as the trail is expected to start June 10. The defense seeks to add witnesses, but declines to identify them as the prosecution accuses them of grandstanding.  (Photo by Joe Burbank - Pool/Getty Images)

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    George Zimmerman is putting his faith in a jury of his peers. The former neighborhood watch leader charged with the murder of Trayvon Martin passed on the opportunity to seek an immunity hearing with a judge as part of Florida’s “stand your ground” law. If he agreed to the hearing, a judge would have had sole discretion in determining whether he is immune from culpability in the killing of Martin under the state’s self-defense law. By not seeking the hearing, he is instead agreeing to let a jury make the determination in a trial.

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